Golf MK6 LED Lighting Upgrade - How to get rid of Dash Light Malfunction

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Can anyone help me with eliminating the dash Light Malfunction Indicator. I installed LEDS in the front side parking lights (inside the high beam housing), license plate, and the reverse lights. The codes in VCDS are for the front side parking lights are 02394, 02395 and for the reverse lights are 01518, and 01519.

I have a 2012 Golf TDI
Central Electronics Component: BCM PQ35 M110 0651
Revision: 00110AC
Date: 13.09.11

All I have found from looking around it this:
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LED Taillight Recoding Summary

Here is a summary of the information I've tracked down from various reputable sources (including my LED supplier), regarding the recoding required to remove the bulb-out warnings that are raised when regular tails are replaced with OEM LEDs.

In all cases, the byte to code is byte 18 of the Central Electrics module. Access it in VCDS via 09-Cent Electrics -> Coding 07 -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 18.

Build date: Mid 2011+ (MY12)
Central Electrics Revision*: 0651
Headlights: Halogen (confirmed by Zircon):
- Coding (hex): 15
- Coding (binary): 00010101
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What I would like to do is eliminate all the Light malfunction for the lights I have put in as well as future ones I put in such as the tail light bulbs, fog lights, etc.

New to VCDS but I am learning quick, please help!
 
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You should run an auto scan and save it. Then post it on here.
 
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When using the Central Electronics long coding helper, do you see any tick boxes for byte 18? I suspect you probably don't.

On some of the older models there were some "Cold Bulb Diagnosis" options under byte 18 that you could switch on and off but those seem to have disappeared on the newer cars, and to make matters worse, the undocumented "magic byte" 18 now appears to be masked with "00" so you don't know what it's actual value really is. This means if you decide to try and play around with different byte 18 values, you have no idea what original value to set it back to again if your attempts fail.

You may end up having to admit defeat with your only realistic option being to use error-free CAN-BUS LEDs. However, even some of these turn out not to actually be error-free so it can end up being a bit of a trial-and-error exercise to find some that do actually work error-free with your particular car. Also, the newer VAG cars unfortunately seem to have a more sensitive bulb error detection system on them. So whereas some of the earlier cars reportedly don't flag up errors with certain error-free CAN-BUS LEDs, you can find that the later cars don't necessarily work error-free with the same LEDs. The alternative is to fit some of the large high wattage (~50w) load resistors that you connect in parallel with the LED to create a bigger current draw. This then fools the BCM into thinking that everything is OK. However, be aware of the heat that some of these load resistors produce. This means the mounting and location of them is important from a safety point of view so that any heat can be properly dissipated without the risk of something being melted.
 
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Auto Scan

You should run an auto scan and save it. Then post it on here.

Code:
Chassis Type: AJ (7N0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 25 2E 37 42 44 46 52 56 62 72

VIN: WVWNM7AJ7CW133530   Mileage: 87060km-54096miles

01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: Malfunction 0010
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
2E-Media Player 3 -- Status: OK 0000
37-Navigation -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000

Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels: 1K0-937-08x-09.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 937 086 P    HW: 1K0 937 086 P
   Component: BCM PQ35  M   110 0651  
   Revision: 00110 AC    
   Coding: 6F180A1A90272AC4008800C15000854448810386524D8560648020200040
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   VCID: 3D710969A41ECBC944D-8068

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 5K1 955 119   Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
   Component: Wischer 20091  26  0512 
   Coding: 009795

6 Faults Found:
01518 - Bulb for Back-Up Lights; Left (M16) 
            010 - Open or Short to Plus
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01101010
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 127
                    Reset counter: 57
                    Mileage: 84439 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2014.12.08
                    Time: 10:40:53

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 13.75 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        Term 50 Off
                        OFF
                        ON

01519 - Bulb for Back-Up Lights; Right (M17) 
            010 - Open or Short to Plus
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01101010
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 128
                    Reset counter: 57
                    Mileage: 84439 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2014.12.08
                    Time: 10:40:53

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 13.75 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        Term 50 Off
                        OFF
                        ON

02394 - Parking Light Left Front (M1) 
            014 - Defective - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101110
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 35
                    Reset counter: 96
                    Mileage: 84478 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2014.12.08
                    Time: 17:17:27

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 14.15 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        Term 50 Off
                        OFF
                        OFF

02395 - Parking Light Front Right (M3) 
            014 - Defective - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101110
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 35
                    Reset counter: 96
                    Mileage: 84478 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2014.12.08
                    Time: 17:17:27

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 14.15 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        Term 50 Off
                        OFF
                        OFF

00978 - Lamp for Low Beam; Left (M29) 
            010 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101010
                    Fault Priority: 1
                    Fault Frequency: 14
                    Reset counter: 96
                    Mileage: 86698 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2015.01.10
                    Time: 16:46:28

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 14.60 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        Term 50 Off
                        OFF
                        OFF

00979 - Lamp for Low Beam; Right (M31) 
            010 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101010
                    Fault Priority: 1
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 96
                    Mileage: 87035 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2015.01.12
                    Time: 11:43:19

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 12.10 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        Term 50 Off
                        OFF
                        OFF
 
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